2013 Release: The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

Release Date:  April 9, 2013 |St. Martin's Press |352p


From the NYT bestselling Pink Carnation author comes a new novel that is by turns epic and intimate, transporting and page-turning – spanning from WWI England to present day New York….

As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she’s been working towards – but now she’s not sure it’s enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at thirty-four, she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie’s ninety-ninth birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything…

Growing up at Ashford Park in the heyday of Edwardian society, Addie has never quite belonged. When her parents passed away, she was taken into the grand English house by her aristocratic aunt and uncle, and raised side-by-side with her beautiful and outgoing cousin, Bea. Though they are as different as night and day, Addie and Bea are closer than sisters, through relationships and challenges, and a war that changes the face of Europe irrevocably. But what happens when something finally comes along that can’t be shared? When the love of sisterhood is tested by a bond that’s even stronger?

From the inner circles of British society to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the red-dirt hills of Kenya, the never-told secrets of a woman and a family unfurl…


  1. I love Willig's Pink Carnation series so I'm super thrilled to hear that she's releasing something else-I definitely want to read it!

  2. Looks good! I love Willig's Pink Carnation series, so I'll look forward to reading this one, too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lauren Willig is an amazingly talented author and I have so enjoyed her novels. "The Ashford Affair" sounds fabulous. I have always loved this time period as it was filled with so many changes technically, politically and socially. I am delighted to see more novels being written that explore this era. I cannot wait for this novel to be released so I can find out more about Addie and the family secret.

  4. I haven't had to chance to read any of her novels yet - although I have a few on my bookshelf. This cover is beautiful.


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